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The internet has, of course, completely lost it at Drag Race UK

Reiss Smith October 4, 2019
Drag Race UK judges: RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Alan Carr and Andrew Garfield

RuPaul and Michelle Visage were joined by new Drag Race UK judge Alan Carr and guest judge Andrew Garfield. (BBC)

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is finally here after what feels like years of teases, trailers and speculation, and the memes have of course been quick to follow.

Ten queens embodying the best of Britain’s charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent entered the werk room for the very first time, and what followed was an hour full of camp, crass and downright brilliant television.

Naturally, all sense of restraint and stiff upper lip-ness went out of the door before the opening credits had even rolled.

With Kat Slater quotes, Kim Woodburn impressions and a mini challenge involving one queen birthing herself, fans were overjoyed.

From the impeccable references to British culture…

…to the bear-skinned Brit Crew…

…viewers were blown away.

Special praise was reserved for Alan Carr, who gave us the read of the night.

Guest judge Andrew Garfield was also hailed a brilliant addition to the judging table, as he delivered a series of expert puns and flirty critiques.

There were concerns for overseas viewers, who may well struggle with some of the lingo used.

But for the most part, Britons were just pleased to finally have a Drag Race to call their own.

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK continues Thursdays on BBC iPlayer.

More: alan carr, Drag Race UK, rupaul, viral

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